It is SUPER important to face our shadows and not pretend they aren’t there, because it is not good if we don’t! Learn about why it’s not good, in this special video.
When we don’t face our shadows, the unconscious aspects of ourselves that we reject, suppress, or deny, we may find ourselves struggling to fully understand and make sense of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This can lead to a range of negative consequences, including:
- Difficulty in relationships: By failing to acknowledge and address our shadows, we may struggle to connect with others in authentic and meaningful ways. We may find ourselves repeating unhealthy patterns of behavior or reacting to others in ways that are hurtful or unproductive.
- Inner turmoil: When we don’t face our shadows, we may experience internal conflict and turmoil as we try to suppress or ignore aspects of ourselves that we don’t want to acknowledge. This can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, or frustration, as well as physical symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, or digestive problems.
- Disconnection from our authentic selves: By failing to face our shadows, we may also struggle to connect with our true selves and to live in alignment with our values and goals. We may find ourselves making choices that are not in line with who we really are, leading to a sense of disconnection and dissatisfaction with our lives.
- Difficulty in personal growth: Finally, failing to face our shadows can impede our personal growth and self-development. By not acknowledging and addressing the unconscious patterns and behaviors that are holding us back, we may struggle to move forward and make positive changes in our lives.
Overall, facing our shadows is an important part of personal growth and self-exploration. By bringing these unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness, we can gain greater insight into ourselves, develop healthier ways of coping with difficult emotions and situations, and live more authentic and fulfilling lives.